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West Midlands Police

Police abuse power under Mental Health Act, inspector claims

Officers are also forced to take people with mental health issues into custody – because the NHS refuses to take responsibility for them, a House of Commons inquiry was told

James Cook, director in Grant Thornton's public sector team, who will lead its national work with Clinical Commissioning Groups

New national role for Grant Thornton director

  • NHS

Public sector team member James Cook to lead firm's work with Clinical Commissioning Groups

Stafford Hospital

Hospital campaigner Karen Howell challenging MP for Stafford seat

Karen Howell, a founder member of the Support Stafford Hospital Campaign, is among a dozen candidates unveiled by the National Health Action Party

Overseas trading

Ministers insist West Midlands will benefit from a controversial US trade deal

Ministers have insisted the West Midlands will benefit from a controversial new trade deal with the United States.

Sarah Jane Marsh, chief executive of Birmingham Children's Hospital

Clinical jobs 'safe' if Birmingham hospitals merge

Birmingham Children's Hospital chief Sarah-Jane Marsh expects no compulsory redundancies if merger plans go through

Aston University

Mercia Fund Management backs Aston EyeTech with new funding deal

Aston University spin-out plans to roll out software programme design to help optometrists

Birmingham City Council

Birmingham councillors told to take £100k pay cut

But council leaders are set to reject the cuts when they meet tomorrow and tell the Independent Remuneration Panel to take another look at councillors’ workloads

Professor Robert Winston

TV stars and business leaders to get honorary doctorates at Birmingham City University

Some of Birmingham’s high profile people will also be picking up honorary doctorates, including Dame Christine Braddock – chairman of Birmingham Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Solihull Hospital where urology and gynaecology services are under threat of closure

MP's fears over planned service closures at Solihull Hospital

Lorely Burt has met with NHS boss Mark Newbold to discuss threatened services at West Midlands hospital

City Hospital, in Birmigham, one of the sites owned by Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust, which is planning to axe more than 1,400 jobs

Sandwell & West Birmingham NHS Trust to cut more than 1,400 jobs

  • NHS

Swingeing cuts will take place over the next six years as staff morale hits 'rock bottom' following announcement

Creative England launches new £1m fund for innovative SMEs

Industry body is seeking creative and digital companies with ideas to help the healthcare sector

An artist’s impression of the new 670-bed Midland Metropolitan Hospital

New £353m hospital will mean boost for economy

George Osborne has announced approval for the 670-bed Midland Metropolitan Hospital to be built on vacant industrial land in Smethwick.

Dentists are forced to remove all the rotting milk teeth from some children in a 'massive parenting failure'

Parents 'fail' children as many lose all their teeth

  • NHS

Some youngsters are undergoing hospital operations to remove all 20 baby teeth, according to Dr Nigel Carter.

George Osborne

Plans approved for new £353 million hospital

Chancellor George Osborne announces approval for the new hospital in Smethwick during a visit to the Black Country

Emma Shipp, managing partner at SGH Martineau

Sector push sees profits rise at SGH Martineau

The Birmingham-based firm, which also has an office in London, posted full-year revenues of £27.5 million and profit of £6.8 million, which it said "exceeded expectations"

Steve McCabe MP

MP calls meeting to help save walk-in centre

Steve McCabe backing residents fighting to stave off move of walk-in centre to Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Whistleblower Dr David Drew

Sacked NHS doctor welcomes whistleblowers' charter

  • NHS

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced an independent review to "boost safety and transparency and openness" in the NHS.

City law firm named on NHS property panel

Browne Jacobson has been appointed to the NHS Property Services' legal services framework panel

Row over cost of bringing ambulances back to Solihull

The town’s ambulance station closed last September and ambulances were moved to a new site in Erdington

Neil Aitchinson

Widow's campaign after husband’s 'shocking' care

Linda Aitchison lost her husband Neil two years ago to secondary skin cancer, which had spread to his lungs, liver, spine and finally his brain.


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